For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Jesus came to bring peace to the earth, but not the kind of peace most people would think. Actually, His life brought anything but peace in the natural world. All but one of His twelve disciples died a martyr’s death. Christ Himself was hated more than any man who has ever lived. Families have been split up, wars have been fought, His life has brought anything but peace to this world. What kind of peace did Christ come to bring? He brought peace that comes from forgiveness of sins. He brought peace that comes from resigning to His sovereign plan. He brought peace that comes from deliverance from the foolish pleasures of this world. He is the Prince of Peace to those who have embraced His love. Here is another one of my Christmas poems, I hope you enjoy it.
Restless heart you struggle so
Searching for repose
Looking for that place of rest
That rest man seldom knows
Lonely heart-Your grieving so
When will the sadness end
You get back up- to face the world
To just fall back again
Anxious Heart-You worry so
Your trust seems far away
Who can you trust when things go wrong
Who will you trust today
Ambitious heart – it never ends
Will there ever be a time
When you can stop this torrid rush
And place your hand in mine
Hungry heart has found its food
To still this longing soul
To satisfy the heart of man
To make the sinner whole
In Bethlehem the house of bread
Not far from Calvary
I gave my life for you my son
That you could feast on me
Today, your search for peace can be over, we can find our rest in Him. Remember the famous words of Augustine, “Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee”. You can come to Bethlehem today and feast on the Bread that comes from heaven. This is the place of rest. In the world there is no peace, but there is an amazing peace found in Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.